Lesley Dabson

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Joined Artfinder: July 2016

Artworks for sale: 24

United Kingdom

About Lesley Dabson

 
 
  • Biography
    I enjoy both painting and drawing and I find that regular life drawing helps my painting. I am a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society, the largest Life group in London, and one of the societies that make up the 9 in the Federation of British Artists. I'm a regular at life drawing sessions held at the home of the FBA, the Mall Galleries in London. We have 4 models at each session, a portrait, a 2 hour pose, 30 minute poses and 15 minute poses, the models choose their poses. I usually work on 30 minute drawings, and use large willow charcoal, which prevents too much detail, and covers the paper more speedily than pencil. I enjoy the timed element, and love the demands of different poses, particularly a bit of foreshortening. I like to work on paper with texture, so usually use a rough watercolour paper, either A3 or A2 in size. I use a putty rubber to define highlights. Each drawing is fixed as well as possible with a professional fixative.
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  • Awards

    2013

    Clairefontaine Award, Patchings Art Festival

    Clairefontaine Award at the Patchings Art Festival in Nottingham, awarded by judges of 'The Artist Exhibition' at the festival.

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    2011

    Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Open Exhibition, Highly Commended

    Royal Birmingham Society of Artists annual Prize Open Exhibition, painting Highly Commended by judges

    2011

    Patchings 'Highly Commended'

    Patchings Art Festival and Exhibition in Nottingham, work Highly Commended in The Artist Catagory

    2009

    Terry Biggs Cup

    Cup awarded for work judged to be the 'best in show' at St Albans Art Society's annual exhibition
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    Event: Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society Annual Exhibition

    Dates: July 25, 2016 - Aug. 6, 2016

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    The Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society is one of the 9 societies in the Federation of British Artists, who's home is the Mall Galleries. The Hesketh Hubbard Society has an annual Exhibition at the Gallery, this year in the Threadneedle Space.

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Awards

2013

Clairefontaine Award, Patchings Art Festival

Clairefontaine Award at the Patchings Art Festival in Nottingham, awarded by judges of 'The Artist Exhibition' at the festival.

Show more awardsHide

2011

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Open Exhibition, Highly Commended

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists annual Prize Open Exhibition, painting Highly Commended by judges

2011

Patchings 'Highly Commended'

Patchings Art Festival and Exhibition in Nottingham, work Highly Commended in The Artist Catagory

2009

Terry Biggs Cup

Cup awarded for work judged to be the 'best in show' at St Albans Art Society's annual exhibition

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society Annual Exhibition

Dates: July 25, 2016 - Aug. 6, 2016

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

The Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society is one of the 9 societies in the Federation of British Artists, who's home is the Mall Galleries. The Hesketh Hubbard Society has an annual Exhibition at the Gallery, this year in the Threadneedle Space.


 

Biography

I enjoy both painting and drawing and I find that regular life drawing helps my painting. I am a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society, the largest Life group in London, and one of the societies that make up the 9 in the Federation of British Artists. I'm a regular at life drawing sessions held at the home of the FBA, the Mall Galleries in London. We have 4 models at each session, a portrait, a 2 hour pose, 30 minute poses and 15 minute poses, the models choose their poses. I usually work on 30 minute drawings, and use large willow charcoal, which prevents too much detail, and covers the paper more speedily than pencil. I enjoy the timed element, and love the demands of different poses, particularly a bit of foreshortening. I like to work on paper with texture, so usually use a rough watercolour paper, either A3 or A2 in size. I use a putty rubber to define highlights. Each drawing is fixed as well as possible with a professional fixative.
 
 
 
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